§ Mr. G. LAMBERT
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty what scale of pay has been granted to assistant paymasters of the Royal Naval Reserve who joined the Reserve in 1904; what scale of pay has been granted to those who joined the Reserve after the War commenced; 1839W whether the pay for these officers increases after as many years' seniority as in the case of Reserve officers of the executive branch; and what are the prospects offered to Reserve assistant paymasters of attaining to higher rank?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Assistant Paymasters of the Royal Naval Reserve who joined the Reserve in 1904 now receive 13s. a day by a new scale, which took effect from the 9th instant, the scale being as follows:—
Under 8 year's seniority … 10s. a day. After 8 year's seniority … l1s. a day. After 10 year's seniority … 12s. a day. After 12 year's seniority … 13s. a day.
The answer to the second part of the question is 10s. a day. In both cases messing allowance of 2s. a day is payable in addition. As regards the third part of the question, the increments are based on the scale of pay of assistant paymasters of the Royal Navy, and not on that applicable to Reserve officers of the military branch. There is no higher rank on the active list to which assistant paymasters of the Royal Navy Reserve may rise.